Before talking about different poses of Yoga for Asthma, Patients first let us talk about what causes asthma. Asthma is an acute respiratory condition caused due to the attacks of spasm on the bronchi of lungs and hence causing difficulty in breathing. As breathing is considered as one of the most important parts of Yoga, thus Yoga breathing exercises provide the best relief for asthma patients who are always affected by an acute breathing problem.
As high power and costly medicines and injections weaken the body and its immune system, Yoga is hence considered as the safest and simplest way for the treatment of Asthma patients. There are many tips to cure Asthma with yoga, but today, I will be discussing Top 10 and best yoga asana to relieve asthma and provide easiness in breathing. These are as follows:
- Nadi Shodhan Pranayam:
Start your day with this pranayama breathing technique, and you will instantly feel the calmness in your mind and removal of body stress. It has excellent healing power on different circulatory and respiratory problems.
- Kapal Bhati Pranayam:
This breathing method energizes the nervous system, along with the relaxation of mind. It also cleans all the energy channels (nadis) and enhances blood circulation.
- Sukhasana (Easy Pose):
It is one of the easiest sittings poses for meditation. Just sit down and keep your hands spread on thighs and start meditating. It is advised to practice on the early morning but not necessarily with an empty stomach. Do the pose until you feel comfortable with it. Sukhasana regulates the breath and reduces stress. It relaxes the brain, broadens the chest, and you feel steady and reliable.
- Upavistha Konasana (seated wide angle pose):
In this, you have sat down on your buttocks and spread your legs as wide as possible. You practice it in the morning with an empty stomach or in the evening with 3-4 hours gap from a previous meal. This asana stretches out the upper body, which results in the opening of the lungs and hence comfortable breathing.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana( Sitting half spinal twist):
This involves sitting down on the floor and twisting the spine sidewards. Do it in the morning and hold it till 30-60 seconds. It widens the chest, and hence, oxygen supply to lungs is improved. This results in decreasing the chances of an asthma attack.
- Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose):
This pose, when done correctly, replicates a bridge. It helps in widening and stretching of your chest & lungs, curing thyroid problem and also betters digestion.
- Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):
It is a very famous and essential pose for asthma patients. In this, the back is bent, and body stretched up just like a cobra raising its hood to attack. It expands the chest and improves oxygen flow and blood circulation inside the body. Also, your flexibility is improved.
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing dog pose):
This asana helps in soothing the mind and relieving stress and discomfort. It improves breathing and heals sinusitis.
- Purvottanasana (Upward Plank pose):
A slight difficult but highly effective pose for asthma treatment. It enhances the respiratory system, betters the thyroid glands, and also helps in strengthening arms, wrists, spine, and back. Also, the body hormones are controlled.
- Shavasana (Corpse Pose):
If you want your yoga to end fruitfully, then finish it with savasana. It merely involves lying down straight on the floor for a few minutes and relaxing your body. It helps in reducing pressure and anxiety and also rejuvenates the body with improved breathing.